Caving First Aid

This ½ day module is designed for staff working in and around caves. It  can be adapted to your needs but covers topics such as:

  • Caving hazards.
  • Choice of Kit; Suitable Thermal protection. Wetsuit vs. dry gear
  • First aid kit for caving – modifications for the cave environment.
  • Treating infected cuts and grazes.
  • Treating casualties in caves – practical scenarios – preferably underground.
  • Assisting the ‘walking wounded’ out of the cave.
  • Self rescue or call the professionals?
  • Cave rescue. Callout and what happens then?
  • Cave diseases: histoplasmosis, rabies, leptospirosis, etc.